Islamabad: 62 gangsters, 683 beggars nabbed in 2011
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Police have arrested 62 alleged street criminals during its special campaign to control street crime as well as dacoity incidents.
Police also recovered looted items worth of thousands rupees, 56 mobile phones, five cars and one motorbike from their possession during the current year, said a police spokesman here on Sunday.
Islamabad SSP Tahir Alam Khan prepared a special plan to curb street crime and directions were issued to all SHOs and patrolling officers for effective policing as well as vigilance in their areas. As per this plan, the police officials also obtained record of those persons ever remained involved in street crimes and their monitoring was also ensured.
City Circle Police during the current year arrested six street criminals and recovered 20 mobile phones while Saddar Circle Police arrested 32 persons and recovered 19 mobile phones as well as three snatched cars from them.
Industrial Circle police arrested 19 persons and recovered three mobile phones, cash and one snatched car from them.
Likewise Rural Zone nabbed five persons and recovered six mobile phones and one car from their possession.
Islamabad police also apprehended 683 beggars during the current year 2011, in its efforts to curb the menace of professional begging while 971 suspects were also arrested against whom legal action was taken.